Barrett is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Barrett sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Barrett was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Barrett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Housing and Community Development (36%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Energy (12%) Labor and Employment (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Families (5%)
Some of Barrett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 11812 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.R. 11813 (94th): A bill to amend title XX of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 11769 (94th): Housing Authorization Act
- H.R. 10817 (94th): A bill to amend subsection 167 (k) of the Internal Revenue Code ...
- H.R. 10816 (94th): A bill to terminate the Airlines Mutual Aid Agreement.
- H.R. 10113 (94th): Emergency Municipal Credit Assistance Act
- H.R. 9852 (94th): A bill to amend section 2 of the National Housing Act to ...
From Jan 1945 to Apr 1976, Barrett missed 841 of 5,620 roll call votes, which is 15.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills